Category Archives: Zombie Awareness Month
Here we are at the end of the month. I can barely believe we survived. Hopefully you are more aware of zombies today than you were 31 days ago. Hopefully you take the threat more seriously. Hopefully we will still be not undead in May, 2011 to celebrate Zombie Awareness Month once again.
I told you at the beginning of the month that George A. Romero‘s Night Of The Living Dead is an important film that every person should watch at least once in his or her lifetime…preferrably before he or she becomes one of the undead. Well, here’s your chance.
Embedding has been disabled, so I can’t post the movie directly here on the site, but I can direct you to where you can watch it…on YouTube even.
Watch and learn, boys and girls. And have a safe eleven months until Zombie Awareness Month is upon us once again…
The Cranberries had a smash hit with “Zombie” in 1994. Yes, I know I already posted a live performance by the Cranberries earlier this month, and yes, I know it’s not really about “zombies.” But it’s still a cool song, and there have been several cover versions made over the years.
At the beginning of the month, Brian Basher (who hosts the awesome Hard Rock Hideout radio show every Wednesday night on KACV-FM) told me about George A. Romero’s new flick, Survival Of The Dead. How I was unaware of this before our “twonversation” I don’t know, but I immediately began seeking out information.
The movie will be getting limited theatrical release tomorrow – May 28 – just in time for the end of Zombie Awareness Month! But it’s actually been available since April 30 on XBOX and other platforms! Needless to say, it’s an epic win for Romero and zombie fans alike.
Here’s the trailer:
If you haven’t already seen it, make plans to catch it on the big screen if you can find it in your area. Because, as they say in Texas, bigger is better.
This 1973 Spanish horror film, dubbed in English under the title Vengenace Of The Zombies, starred Paul Naschy, known best for his role as the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky. Naschy was sometimes referred to as “the Boris Karloff of Spain” because of his prominence in the genre.
Embedding is disabled, but you can watch the movie in its entirety at YouTube:
There are zombie movie makers, zombie writers, zombie musicians…and of course, zombie artists! Billy Tackett is the first name that comes to my mind when I think of great monster art. Two of my favorite pieces are Zombie Sam and Big Dead Machine.
Billy is scheduled to appear at ImagiCon in Birmingham, AL, this weekend, and MarCon in Columbus, OH, next weekend. If you have a chance to meet him, he is a very cool dude. If horror conventions aren’t really your thing but you enjoy his artwork, buy some shirts or something from him.
Surely you didn’t think we would go without posting the greatest music video of all time, which just so happens to include zombies, did you?
The official video:
The Lego version:
On the subway:
On the Death Star (skip to 3:08):
At a wedding:
The Sims version:
From the great Jennifer Garner/Mark Ruffalo movie 13 Going On 30:
Thrillered out yet? If not, search “Thriller Dance” on YouTube and learn how to do it yourself!
Who says Zombie Awareness Month doesn’t bring the not-yet-undead closer together? My new friend over at Anguished Repose, with whom I began conversing for no other reason than to discuss zombies, posted the above clip earlier this month.
Can you imagine your life without Scooby-Doo? I can’t. Since 1969, there have been 11 distinct Scooby-Doo cartoon series, not to mention all the television specials and direct-to-video movies (such as Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island). My personal favorite of all the series was The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which featured guest stars such as Batman and Robin and the Harlem Globetrotters. I was also a fan of some other Hanna-Barbara dogs, especially Dynomutt. But I digress. Back to Scooby…
I did a quick Google search on “zombies in Scooby-Doo” and didn’t come up with anything useful, but I think it would be interesting to see how many times zombies were utilized in the series. Does anyone know of such a study?